Anne of Green Gables (BBC-1 1972 with Kim Braden and Jan Francis)

UK / BBC One / 5×45 minute episodes / Broadcast 20 February – 19 March 1972

Writer: Julia Jones / Novel: L.M. Montgomery / Script Editor: Alistair Bell / Production Design: Allan Anson / Producer: John McRae / Director: Joan Craft

Period drama serial. In Canada in the last century orphaned Anne Shirley goes to stay with her aunt Marilla in the small town of Avonlea. See also the sequel Anne of Avonlea. Sadly this is one of those lost BBC shows of the early 1970s however all of the sequel survives.

Kim Braden as Anne Shirley
Jan Francis as Diana Barry
Kim Hardy as Ruby Gillis
Zuleika Robson as Jane Andrews
Robin Halstead as Gilbert Blythe
Barbara Hamilton as Marilla
Elliott Sullivan as Matthew
Angela Walker as Josie Pye
Avis Bunnage as Rachel Lynde
Harry Pitch as Harmonica Player